H.R. 3166 (104th): False Statements Accountability Act of 1996


Mar 27, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 11, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-292


William Martini

Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 27, 1996
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to prohibit false statements to Congress, to clarify congressional authority to obtain truthful testimony, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/26/1996--House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment.False Statements Accountability Act of 1996 - Amends the Federal criminal code to specify the applicability to the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of ... Read more >


Mar 27, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 11, 1996
Reported by Committee

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Jul 17, 1996
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 25, 1996
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 26, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Sep 27, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

Oct 11, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3166”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and pass, as amended
Jul 17, 1996 4:42 p.m.
Passed 417/6

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Res. 535 (Caused-Action)
Providing for the concurrence of the House, with an amendment, in the amendments of ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 26, 1996

S. 1734 (Related)
False Statements Penalty Restoration Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 16, 1996

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